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Analyzing the Application Portfolio for Redundancy

Published: 13 April 2015

ID: G00255815

Analyst(s): Jim Duggan, Bill Swanton , Darryl Carlton


Application leaders trying to streamline their application portfolios need to identify redundant applications and find valid business benefits of consolidating them.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Find a Business Sponsor With a Scope of Influence Over the Organizations Using the Redundant Applications, and Work With Them to Define Business Outcomes That Will Justify the Effort
  • Perform an Application Fitness and Value Review of the Suspected Redundant Applications at the Level of Each Business Capability They Provide, and the Pace Layer Assignment of Those Capabilities
  • Use an Application Rationalization Grid to Create an Initial View of Current Overlaps, TIME Categories and Pace Layers
  • Create Options for Consolidation and Rationalization
  • Review With Sponsors and the Governance Body to Generate a Consensus Application Strategy Roadmap

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